There’s a Japanese folklore that says once an ordinary cat reaches a certain age, they transform into a supernatural creature, Bakeneko.
…and there’s a festival for it in Kagurazaka.
For October’s Instameet, we went to Kagurazaka’s Bakeneko Festival. I was told there’s going to be a parade where the public can join, and everyone will be dressed up as cat.
The group is larger than usual; there were more than 30 of us, maybe. Since the group was large, it was pretty hard to stay in group; so I ended up shooting the parade at my own pace.
The entire parade is open to public; anyone can just join the walk from one end of Kagurazaka, to the other end, and back to the start. The parade was split into various group, and they perform their own thing. I tagged along with a group of samba performers, because they were loud, and cool.
I’ll end this post with a picture of Gaku being himself with potato chips.